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Word: constituent

Definition: supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component


Sentences Containing 'constituent'

Teeth and bones and nails need a constant supply of mineral matter, and mineral matter is frequently found in greatest abundance in foods of low fuel value, such as lettuce, watercress, etc., though practically all foods yield at least a small mineral constituent.
Other plant products, such as nuts, have fat as their most abundant food constituent.
The best known constituent of the air is oxygen, already familiar to us as the feeder of the fire without and within the body.
A less familiar but more abundant constituent of the atmosphere is the nitrogen.
Another constituent of the air with which we are familiar is carbon dioxide.
If the red light is compound, it will be broken up into its constituent parts and will form a typical spectrum of its own, just as white light did after its passage through a prism.
The substance almost universally used as a rapid artificial bleaching agent is chlorine, best known to us as a constituent of common salt.
The main constituent of paint is a compound of white lead or other metallic substance; this is mixed with linseed oil or its equivalent in order that it may be spread over wood and metal in a thin, even coating.
The ability of the electric current to decompose a liquid and to deposit a metal constituent has practically revolutionized the process of printing.
These are the three great, original, and constituent, orders of every civilized society, from whose revenue that of every other order is ultimately derived.
The distance could not much weaken the dependency of the representative upon the constituent, and the former would still feel that he owed his seat in parliament, and all the consequence which he derived from it, to the good-will of the latter.
This substitute, however, was still obliged to account to his principal or constituent for the profits of the jurisdiction.

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